You already know Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is the country's leading champion of Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation of 400 years ago. But do you know WHY?
- After all, our third OP show opens this spring...
- Four of our actors are now officially OP-certified...
- And we have the massive bragging rights of having David Crystal, Ben Crystal, and dialect coach Paul Meier on our Advisory Board!
Please join us Wednesday night for a full intro to OP. Hear it... practice it... and you'll see immediately why BSF is bringing this charming, chewy, revelatory dialect back to life.
All Bard to the Bone Meetings
WHEN: Wednesdays (every other month), 7:00p-9:00p
WHERE: The Great Hall at St. Mary’s, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore
January 18 – Original Pronunciation. What is it? Why do it in modern productions? Hear actors speak it and discuss their experiences with it.
March 16 – A perfect day to have a Bard to the Bone – the Ides of March. This month we will discuss the play Antony and Cleopatra, the sequel to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, performed in original pronunciation by BSF starting March 31.
May 18 – What are quartos? And what are folios? And what do they have to do with Shakespeare? We will discuss the printing practices of Shakespeare’s time and—after the Bible—what is probably the world’s most famous book: Shakespeare’s First Folio.
July 13 – We will discuss the two plays in BSF's summer season: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love's Labour's Lost.
September 21 – Join us for our first Shakespeare Quiz Night! Come armed with your Shakespeare knowledge, prove yourself a Shakespeare expert, and earn some fun prizes!
November 9 – Join us to discuss our fall production—The Sea Voyage. This is the second play in our Shakespeare’s contemporary series, written by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. Who were these playwrights and how does this play stack up to Shakespeare’s works?